Want to learn more about our church? Here are some general frequently asked questions to get you started.

Currently we have one worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.  The service has contemporary music from our praise band with elements of a traditional worship service.  Services are live-streamed and recorded on our YouTube channel:  St Paul UCC Waterloo IL.

Each service lasts approximately one hour and includes scripture reading, a sermon, songs and prayer. Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month and also at many of our special services throughout the year.

Come as you are. Many regular worship attendees look forward to dressing their best on Sunday mornings, but many also attend wearing jeans or other casual clothes. No matter what you want to wear, you are welcome.

Parking is not a problem. We have a large lot at the administrative entry to the church between Market (Illinois Route 3) and Main streets. In addition, we have other lots across from the church on First Street and on Market Street. The surrounding streets also offer ample parking opportunities.

We are accessible. Our large parking lot at the administrative entryway has multiple handicapped parking spots, as do First and Main streets. All entrances to the main church building are accessible. Once inside, the sanctuary is on the main floor and we have an elevator at the administrative entrance that can take you downstairs if needed.

We love kids. Kids are welcome in worship, and we have a “prayground” in the sanctuary for them. However, if desired, nursery care is available for children up to two years old.

We offer “open communion,” meaning that Holy Communion is “open to all Christians who wish to know the presence of Christ and to share in the community of God’s people.”

Here at St. Paul you will commonly experience communion by intinction – where you are invited to come up to the front of the sanctuary to take a piece of bread from an usher and dip it into a cup of grape juice, then eat as you are served.

At St. Paul UCC, we know that life happens, and that life comes to closure in its own time. We would like to offer our pastoral presence with you and your family during that precious end-of-life journey. And when it comes time to intentionally celebrate the life of a loved one, we want to be there for you. For more information on Pastoral services, and how we can be supportive in times of grief, please contact the church office.

St. Paul’s Evangelical Burial Park – Conrad Kolmer Memorial is located just a few blocks from the church. We offer both traditional burial plots and spaces for urns in our two columbariums. No affiliation with the church is necessary to purchase a plot. As we accept all in this life, we accept all in what lies beyond. For more information, please contact the church office or Kathy Kurtz, secretary of the Cemetery Board.

Click here to view the Cemetery Diagram.